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Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission 2018 - JNV Selection Test (JNVST Exam Date Announced)

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25 November 2017

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About Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission (NVS)

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission 2018 will be based on the scores of JNVST Exam conducted by Navodya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), which was established to promote education among the deprived sections of the society and to provide excellent educational opportunities to students of rural areas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya was started by Government of India in accordance with the National Policy of Education (1986), and today this school is spread in 27 states and 7 union territories. Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission is based on a written entrance exam know as JNVST (Jawaharlal Navodya Vidyalaya Selection Test.

  • JNVs are co-educational residential schools and are affiliated to CBSE Board. JNV offers free of cost education including boarding, lodging, uniforms and textbooks to the children belonging to SC/ST, Girls,  and Physically Handicapped and from the families whose income is below the poverty line.
  • There are in all 660 JNVs sanctioned in the country and out of that 626 are functioning.
  • JNVs are focused towards offering good quality modern education including a strong component of culture, inculcation of values, awareness of the environment, adventure activities and physical education to the talented children predominantly from rural areas.
  • The JNVST is conducted in 21 languages and shortlisting of candidates depended upon the marks obtained by them in the selection test. Only students from the district where JNVs has been opened are eligible to appear for the JNV selection test. JNV Selection Test will be held on three dates in various states
  •  JNVST will be conducted on 21 April 2018 for all the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. The exam for all i.e. summer, winter and extreme winter bound will be conducted on this date only.

Latest Update: JNVST Class 6 Admit Card for phase 2 exam has released and is available to download through the link below.

Download JNVST Class 6 Admit Card

JNVST Class 6 Selection Test for phase 2 will be held on 15 July 2018 in 6 districts. Check the notification regarding the same below.

JNVST Notification

  • Candidates are informed that the JNVST 2018 is postponed for the following 5 districts only. For following districts, JNVST is expected to be held in the last week of May 2018.
  • JNV District Katihar, Bihar
  • JNV District Dhanbad, Jharkhand
  • JNV District South Dinajpur, West Bengal
  • JNV District Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • JNV District Taran Taran, Punjab

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission 2018 for NIOS Students

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission 2018 Dates



Last Date for Submission of Application Form

25 November 2017

JNVST Admit Card

23 March 2018 (Tentative)

JNVST Exam Date

21 April 2018

Revised Date of JNVST for JNV District Katihar,
Dhanbad, South Dinajpur, Jaunpur, Taran

Last week of May 2018

JNVST Admit Card Phase 2 

6 July 2018
JNVST Exam Date Phase 2 15 July 2018


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Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission (NVS) Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
(No separate reservation for transgender category candidates is provided and they will be included in Boys category for reservation purpose, under various sub-categories viz Rural, Urban, SC, ST and Divyang)


Class/ Age

Students Passed Class 5

Details  For Admission into Class 6
  • Educational Qualification
    • Students appearing for the test should have completed class 5 successfully from any of the government/Govt. aided school/other recognized schools/schools under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan/’B’ Certificate Competency Course of National Institute of Open Schooling in the academic session 2016-17.
    • The student should have been admitted/ promoted to Class 5 before 30 September 2017.
    • Candidates who will be passing ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before 30 September 2017 are also eligible to write admission test provided they are in the prescribed age group.
  • Geographical Limits: Applicants should be from the districts where JNVs are already opened.
  • Age Limit: Applicant must be within the age group of 9-13 years that is should be born between 1 May 2005 and 30 April 2009 (This criterion is applicable for all the candidates including SC/ST Students.

Not Eligible for JNVST

  • A candidate who has not been promoted to class 5 before 30 September 2017 is not eligible to take the JNVST Test.
  • A candidate who has already appeared for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection test in previous years.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission (NVS) Application form and Process

To fill the application form, the candidates may approach the common service centre along with the duly filled in certificates. The format of a certificate is attached towards the end of this page. The candidates/ parents need to download the certificate and duly filled it mentioning the correct information.

After filling up the certificate, they need to visit the Common Service Centre along with the duly filled in the certificate from the Headmaster of the school where the students were studying in Class 5.  The Common Service Centre charges Rs 35 per candidate to be paid by the parent/ candidate towards the service charge to fill the Navodaya Vidyalaya Application Form on behalf of candidates.

Submission of the Application Form

  • Candidates have to send the duly filled application forms to Block Education Officer latest by 25 November 2017.
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission form 2018 shall be signed by the Head of the recognized school/ Special Education Scheme (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) where the child is studying in his/her previous classes.
  • The candidate should take the acknowledgement of BEO on submission of the completed admission form.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admit Card 2018

The candidates can download the admit card from 6 July 2018 for Phase 2 Exam. The admit card can be downloaded from the offices of Common Service Centres. Each candidate shall appear for the selection test at the examination centre allotted to him/her as indicated on Navodaya Vidyalaya Admit Card 2018.

No request for change of test centre will be entertained and student cannot appear for Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test without admit card. The link to download the admit card will be available on this page when released. 

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admit Card 2018 - Download Here

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission (NVS) Selection Process

The selection test will be of two-hour duration and will have 3 sections with only objective type questions. There are 100 questions in all of 100 marks. Each question carries one mark.

  • There will be objective type questions and each question will have 4 options to choose from.
  • One mark will be given for every correct answer.
  • There is no negative marking for the wrong answers.

Medium of Examination: The exam will be conducted in 21 languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, English, Garo, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Khasi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi (Arabic), Sindhi (Devnagri), Tamil, Telegu, Urdu and Nepali.

JNVST 2018 Exam Pattern


Type of Test

Number of Question



Mental ability Test



60 Minutes

Arithmetic Test



30 Minutes

Language Test



30 Minutes




2 Hours

Sample Questions & Examination Pattern of JNVST 2018 for Class 6

How to write the answers?

  • The answer sheet will be of intelligence Character Recognition (ICR)/Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Sheet. Students will receive a specimen of answer sheet enclosed with the prospectus cum application form.
  • Only Blue/Black Ball Point Pen is to be used to write on the answer sheet. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.
  • No change in the answer once written is allowed. Overwriting, cutting and erasing on the Answer Sheet is also not allowed.

Navodya Vidyalaya JNVST 2018 Result

Navodaya Vidyalaya Result 2018 will also be displayed on the website of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Result will be announced on the dates given below. The result of JNVST 2018 will be displayed in the offices of the concerned

  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
  • District Education Officer
  • District Magistrate
  • Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti of the Region.
  • Selected candidates will also be notified by the Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya through registered post.
  • Students will be shortlisted based on the marks obtained in the selection test.
  • Securing qualifying marks in each of the subjects is essential. 
  • Each Navodaya will admit maximum 80 students for class 6 selected on the basis of the selection test.

Click here to Check the Result

Documents required for Navodya Vidyalaya Admission 2018

The parents of the children who qualify the Selection Test will have to submit following documents at the time of admission:

  • Affidavit/Residence Certificate in prescribed proforma in addition to other documents demanded by the concerned Vidyalaya.
  • For candidates seeking admission under rural quota, the parents will have to submit an affidavit to the effect that the child is studying in an Institute located in a notified rural area and that they are residing in a notified rural area.

JNV Reservation of Seats 2018

For Students from rural areas: At least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats are filled from urban areas of the district.

SC/ ST: Reservation of seats in favour of children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is provided in proportion to their population in the concerned district.

 Reservation will be less than the national average (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST) but subject to the maximum of 50% for both the categories (SC & ST) taken together. These reservations are interchangeable and over and above the candidates selected under open merit.

Girls: One-third of the total seats are filled up by girls

Disabled Children: There is a provision for reservation of 3% seats for ** disabled children (i.e. Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped).

JNV Navodya Vidyalaya Rural Quota Selection Criteria

  • The candidate claiming admission under rural quota must have studied and passed classes 3, 4 and 5 from a Govt. / Govt. aided/recognized school spending one full academic session each year in a school located in rural area.
  • Candidates passing class 5 from schemes of “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan” or ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before 30th September 2017  can take the test provided they are in the prescribed age group.The forms of such candidates will be verified by DEO/DIOS. 
  • The rural status of a child from Accredited Centres/Institute of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan/National Institute of Open Schooling will be decided on the basis of a certificate to be issued by Tehsildar/District Magistrate of the District indicating that the child has been residing in rural areas for the last three years.
  • Students studying under the above scheme from urban and notified areas are not eligible for obtaining seats in rural quota.
  •  Areas remaining than those which are defined in 2001 census or through a subsequent Government Notification will be considered as rural.

JNV Selection of Urban Candidates

A Candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of session in Class 3, 4 and 5 will be considered as an urban candidate. Urban areas are those which are so defined in 2011 census or through a subsequent Government Notification.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission 2018 for NIOS Students

Navodya Vidyalaya Admission 2018-19 Brochure

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission 2018 Official Notification

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission 2018


Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission (NVS) Contact Details

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, B-15, 
Institutional Area, Sector-62, Noida, 
District - Gautam Budh Nagar,
Uttar Pradesh PIN -201307

Phone: 0120-2405968, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73 Extn.2010
Fax: 0120-2405922

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